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Samsung Chromebook

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Overall 8
7.7
Performance 7
7.2
Battery performance 9
8.6
Display 7
7.2
Weight 9
9.1
Noise 10
10
Gaming performance 5
5.3
Connectivity 5
5.2
Keyboard 9
8.6
Temperature 10
10

Review Samsung XE303C12-A01US Chromebook

Notebookcheck
3 March 2014
  • Summary: Chrome is in. Despite its limited scope and continuing overlap with tablets and smartphones, the Chromebook is looking to stay and stand its ground. We take a closer look at the 11.6-inch Samsung Series 3 Chromebook equipped with the same processor as the Nexus 10. Can you go wrong with a $250 laptop?
  • Pros: Inexpensive, Lightweight, USB 3.0 and HDMI, Easy to learn and use, Reliable 1080p playback, Good speakers, Inexpensive, easy-to-use and no frills notebook for anyone to use.
  • Cons: Average build quality, Chrome OS can feel limiting, Small 16 GB internal SSD, Average battery life, No RJ-45 or DisplayPort ports, Not bright enough to be used under direct sunlight, Longer battery life and a dedicated RJ-45 port. A larger internal SSD would greatly increase the media capabilities of the notebook.
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Overall 8
7.7
Performance 7
7.2
Battery performance 9
8.6
Display 7
7.2
Weight 9
9.1
Noise 10
10
Gaming performance 5
5.3
Connectivity 5
5.2
Keyboard 9
8.6
Temperature 10
10

Review Samsung XE303C12-A01US Chromebook

Notebookcheck
3 March 2014
  • Summary: Chrome is in. Despite its limited scope and continuing overlap with tablets and smartphones, the Chromebook is looking to stay and stand its ground. We take a closer look at the 11.6-inch Samsung Series 3 Chromebook equipped with the same processor as the Nexus 10. Can you go wrong with a $250 laptop?
  • Pros: Inexpensive, Lightweight, USB 3.0 and HDMI, Easy to learn and use, Reliable 1080p playback, Good speakers, Inexpensive, easy-to-use and no frills notebook for anyone to use.
  • Cons: Average build quality, Chrome OS can feel limiting, Small 16 GB internal SSD, Average battery life, No RJ-45 or DisplayPort ports, Not bright enough to be used under direct sunlight, Longer battery life and a dedicated RJ-45 port. A larger internal SSD would greatly increase the media capabilities of the notebook.
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Overall 8
7.5
Design 7
7.0
Performance 6
6.0
Battery performance 9
9.0
Display 7
7.0
Keyboard 8
8.0
Software 6
6.0

Samsung Chromebook review

theverge.com
7 January 2014
  • Summary: People laugh when I pull the old Samsung Series 5 Chromebook out of my bag. I almost feel the need to apologize for it when I turn it on: “Here’s a $450 laptop that just browses the web. Sorry, everyone!” The big Chrome logo on the machine’s lid is a constant reminder to passers-by that I’m definitely not playing World of Warcraft (perhaps a good thing), using Spotify, or doing a Skype video call.
  • Pros: Effortlessly light, Cheap, even by Chromebook standards, USB 3.0 and HDMI compatibility
  • Cons: Software still stuttery from time to time, Creaky plastic, Odd, inconvenient port placement
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Overall 7
7.0

Chromebooks Find the Right Price

Wired
30 January 2013
  • Excerpt: In every single way, the Samsung Chromebook — seriously, that’s what they named this thing — is the lesser of the company’s two Chrome OS portables. It’s made with lower-quality materials. It has a smaller display. It has the guts of a tablet rather than the guts of a traditional laptop. And it costs less; only $250. But in actual use, the Samsung Chromebook offers more bang for your buck than its predecessor.
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Samsung Chromebook on ARM

Pocketables
26 December 2012
  • Summary: I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that this could be a primary computer for probably 75% of the population, even though Google tends to market Chromebooks as secondary machines. Most people who own computers don’t do anything other than extremely light word processing and web browsing, anyway, so why spend $1000 when you can spend $250 for almost the exact same computing experience?
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Overall 9
8.5

Samsung Chromebook Series 3 Review

Digitaltrends
21 November 2012
  • Conclusion: Hardware-wise, the Series 3 is a solid laptop. However, as with all Chromebooks, the sticking point is the software. With this model, you have the advantage of the low $250 price tag. That amount isn’t much for a machine that can do basic tasks fairly well, especially if you know you’re going to use it in areas where connectivity isn’t in question. Ultimately, the price may be the big draw for the Samsung Chromebook Series 3.
  • Pros: Good keyboard and touchpad, Speedy performance, Long battery life, Lightweight, yet solid build
  • Cons: Chrome OS still lacks functionality, Not enough offline apps, Display is dim
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Overall 9
8.5

Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook Review

Digitaltrends
14 June 2012
  • Conclusion: What the Chromebook does, it does well. It’s not an exaggeration to say that this is the best Web browsing experience that you’ll find on a laptop. It’s quick, smooth, easy to navigate via multi-touch scrolling and supported by a brilliant matte display. As a portable web browser, the Samsung Series 5 is perfect. So that’s the question: Do you want to buy a $450 (Wi-Fi only) or $550 (3G) Web browser?
  • Pros: Great user interface, Bright, pleasing matte display, Excellent performance (for the price), Long battery life
  • Cons: Chrome OS still lacks functionality, Poor connectivity
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Overall 7
7.4
Design 6
6.0
Performance 9
9.0
Software 6
6.0

New Samsung Chromebook & Chromebox review: Chrome OS grows up

theverge.com
22 March 2012
  • Summary: 2012 is the year of Chrome OS — or so we're told. When we spoke with Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Chrome, he told us that this is the culmination of "a long, slow march" for Google's cloud-based operating system. One iteration was about getting people to understand what Chrome OS is; another was about seeding it to developers and OEMs. Now, Pichai said, Google's trying to take Chrome OS mainstream.
  • Pros: Chrome OS is hugely improved, Fast, reliable performance, Lots of easily accessible ports
  • Cons: A little expensive, Chrome OS still needs more features to be competitive, Relatively useless without an internet connection
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Overall 7
7.0
Battery performance 9
9.4
Display 7
7.0
Weight 9
9.2
Noise 9
9.4
Connectivity 5
5.0
Keyboard 9
8.6
Temperature 9
9.0

Review Samsung Series 5 Chromebook

Notebookcheck
14 July 2011
  • Summary: First Netbook. Is Google's Chrome browser enough to be happy in the Web-world? We logged into our Google account. How much Office is actually possible with this browser? Do Google Docs, Picasa and DropBox suffice? Found out in our review.
  • Pros: Handy, hard-wearing, Bright display, Easy-to-use touchpad, Good keyboard, Long runtime, Good performance for the Web, DAU safety, High decree of Web & media capabilities, Mom and Grandma can surf with it without breaking anything.
  • Cons: Software infrastructure is still under construction, Cloud-based operation needs to be rethought, Poor contrasts, Few connections, Printer, scanner can't be directly connected, Only wireless, no Ethernet, A better data manager.
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Overall 7
7.0
Battery performance 9
9.4
Display 7
7.0
Weight 9
9.2
Noise 9
9.4
Connectivity 5
5.0
Keyboard 9
8.6
Temperature 9
9.0

Review Samsung Series 5 Chromebook

Notebookcheck
14 July 2011
  • Summary: First Netbook. Is Google's Chrome browser enough to be happy in the Web-world? We logged into our Google account. How much Office is actually possible with this browser? Do Google Docs, Picasa and DropBox suffice? Found out in our review.
  • Pros: Handy, hard-wearing, Bright display, Easy-to-use touchpad, Good keyboard, Long runtime, Good performance for the Web, DAU safety, High decree of Web & media capabilities, Mom and Grandma can surf with it without breaking anything.
  • Cons: Software infrastructure is still under construction, Cloud-based operation needs to be rethought, Poor contrasts, Few connections, Printer, scanner can't be directly connected, Only wireless, no Ethernet, A better data manager.
  • Read full review
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